Dr. William Rios, MD

Dr. William Rios, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Rios, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Gainesville, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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Dr. Rios' Experience

Dr. Rios' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rios "Our commitment to our patients is our ongoing active study of the best medical practices possible. We plan to provide each patient with well-supported, standard of care treatments and effective recommendations for appropriate health management. We value each individual and intend to treat everyone with full attention and respect."


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stye
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hearing Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Spirometry
  • Stress Test
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Venipuncture
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rios has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rios' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rios to family and friends
based on 57 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Rios' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Dr. Rios is a superb diagnostician, succeeding where others have failed. He is tenacious with proper follow-up to determine trends and growing problems. He is a master teacher providing lengthy explanations for medical issues, contraindications to medications, underlying causes of specific diagnoses, etc. He is polite, compassionate, courteous and articulate. I could not ask more of a primary physician who is clearly dedicated to his profession and his patients.
Gainesville, FL |
Dr. Rios is a very proactive physician. He likes to solve problems before they become problems. I appreciate his candor, his humor and his caring and professional nature. He has put up with me for decades.. He is the perfect physician for me.
in Gainesville, FL |
Many of our friends and family are patients of Dr. Rios and we all trust his judgement and Are confident that he is truly concerned about our problems.
in Gainesville, FL |
He is the kindest and most caring Doctor I have ever gone too.
in Gainesville, FL |
Dr. Rios is the best doctor I've had. I suggest him for everyone.
in Live Oak, Fla |
My husband and I (Ron & Denise Knight) have been with Dr. Rios for a long time and pray even longer. I would recommend Dr. William A. Rios to any one who needs medical attention if Dr. Rios is take patients. Ron's been with Dr. Rios about 30 years
in Gainesville, FL |
I have recommended Dr.Rios to friend's who have thanked me for my referral. Dr. Rios has the incredible combination of being knowledgeable and sensitive. To be so intelligent in his field and empathetic too is a blessing to his patients.
in High Springs, FL |
I was referred to Dr. Rios by another Dr. He told me he was the best family Dr he had ever encountered. I must say, without hesitation, he is the best. Whether I am in for a routine physical, minor problem or big problem, he and his staff have always given me and my family excellent care. I can say, he has made my life better.
Sylvester, GA |
Thorough and complete review of the problems presented to him, accurately analyzed and proper recommendations, l impressed with his tact to treat patients.
Crescent City, FL |
Of the many physicians I've seen over the years, Dr. William Rios, MD, is probably one of the most concisely informative, knowledgeable, systematic, and proactive. Moreover, He is sincere, warm, and cheerfully convivial during visits. I recommend Dr. Rios to those, like myself, who are over 70, whether in the peak of health or not.
in Gainesville, FL |
Dr, William Rios is an excellent medical care giver. A doctor by vocation first, Dr. Rios always sees you with all of his attention driven to you and your health conditions. He never seems to be on a rush when talking to you, impeccable bed manners and medical jargon is always explained with clarity and complete understanding. His staff is as compassionate as he is and returns calls/ emails immediately or between twenty four hours. Amazing doctor with phenomenal and brilliant knowledge!
in Gainesville, FL |
My husband & I have been his patients for several years, and we will never switch. He truly listens, hears, and explains as though we were the only patients he had. Recently my husband had a new diagnosis and Dr. Rios had us in office for over an hour going over everything until he was sure we understood the implications, what we should do, and what follow up was needed. He also reached out to me with a supportive hug, understanding the emotional burden I was carrying due to husband's illness
in Gainesville, FL |
My husband and I were very impressed with Dr. Rios. He listens and explains what is happening. He does not have a computer in the room,so I do not feel he is distracted while I am trying to talk to him. If you do have to wait ...think of this...he is helping someone else understand what their bodies are doing to them too. He will take the same time with you. Be patient it is worth your time.
in Gainesville, FL |
A wonderful, kind physician who is unfailing sympathetic to all of my complaints. He is never rushed and always behaves as if you are the most important patient in his practice. Every one should have such a great primary care physician!
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Dr. Rios accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rios has admitting privileges

North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
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Uf Health Shands Hospital
1600 South West Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610
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